'''Karl Barth''' (;
[[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/barth "Barth"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''.]
; – ) was a Switzerland|Swiss Reformed churches|Reformed theology|theologian
who is often regarded as the greatest Protestant theologian of the twentieth century.
His influence expanded well beyond the academic realm to mainstream culture, leading him to be featured on the cover of ''Time (magazine)|Time
'' on April 20, 1962.
Beginning with his experience as a pastor, Barth rejected his training in the predominant liberal Christianity|liberal theology
typical of 19th-century European Protestantism. He also rejected more conservative forms of Christianity.
Instead he embarked on a new theological path initially called dialectical theology
due to its stress on the paradoxical nature of...